12th October 2018 11:59am
Celebrating young people across the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Young Greenwich Day took place on Saturday 6 October, with new Young Greenwich Ambassador Autumn Sherif among the performers.
The event at The Valley was held to introduce young people to the great opportunities offered by Young Greenwich, which Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) delivers on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Despite the unexpected weather conditions, most of the event’s activities still took place, from face painting to performances by Young Greenwich members and smoothie making by Hawksmoor Youth Hub staff. Showing their passion and excitement for the day, Ellie and Jess from Woolwich Common Youth Hub performed their original Afrobeat dance routine both outside in the rain and at Valley Central Youth Hub, where many of the activities took place.
Impressing the crowd, there was also a series of singing performances by Tilly and Carly from Hawksmoor Youth Hub and Amanda from Virtual Schools, one of Young Greenwich’s partners. Finishing off the list of performances, singer-songwriter Autumn Sherif performed incredibly in front of guests including Cllr David Gardner and Cllr John Fahy.
Partners of Young Greenwich, IYDA, Metro Judo Club, Champions 4 Change, YMCA and Metro charity also joined the celebrations on the day, showcasing what youth related programmes they have on offer.
Young Greenwich Day was also joined by young people from Short Breaks, a programme run by CACT which delivers fun, positive experiences for children and young people with disabilities.
Shade Thompson, CACT’s Marketing & Outreach Officer, said:
“Young Greenwich Day 2018 was special! Even with the rain, the young people brought the energy, enthusiasm and excitement to the event and that’s what it’s always about. Seeing how a little support can impact and empower young people is priceless.”
Young Greenwich would like to thank everyone involved on the day.